The Oscars bet big on Chadwick Boseman winning Best Actor. It really, really backfired. #rwanda #RwOT ##Oscars - MrLiambi's blog

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The Oscars bet big on Chadwick Boseman winning Best Actor. It really, really backfired. #rwanda #RwOT ##Oscars

The Oscars bet big on Chadwick Boseman winning Best Actor. It really, really backfired.

There are a few things guaranteed to happen at any Oscars ceremony, even a pared-down one at the tail end of a long pandemic year. There will be cringey sketches starring game veteran actors. There will be a charming speech from an overexcited Brit. And there will be upsets.

Once Glenn Close had done Da Butt and Daniel Kaluuya thanked his parents for banging, it was hard to imagine there'd be a more awkward moment still to come. But then Best Picture was announced before the lead acting awards, and it was clear the usual night-ender had been bumped up to make room for an emotional climax that seemed a sure bet. Chadwick Boseman, the beloved actor who in his too-short career played more Black icons than possibly anyone else, died in 2020 after secretly being treated for colon cancer for years, and was up for a posthumous Lead Actor Oscar for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Read more...

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